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Hardver / Re: DAVE
« Last post by Tomato77 on Today at 00:01 »
It is an interesting story about Dave's mouse. I was thinking about you were at age 20 when the Enterprise 128 was released. I was a student at the same age and I had to wait for age 40 when I could understand how the LPT works. :) All of you in the EP team were genious and you all created an amazing computer.
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Hardver / Re: DAVE
« Last post by BruceTanner on Yesterday at 19:45 »
I know nothing of Dave these days, I have not seen him in over 30 years and probably would not recognise him. He worked from his own office at home so I did not see him very often anyway. At the time her was designing the Dave chip he was also involved with the "micromouse" competitions, in which a mechanical/computerised "mouse" had to find its way into the middle of a maze (he generally won!). That is what he is holding in the photo. I don't think he kept it up - there are still similar competitions but I have not seen his name in connection with any of them.
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Hall of Fame / Re: 2014 painting of Nick Toop
« Last post by SlashNet on Yesterday at 17:36 »
Better quality image.
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Hall of Fame / Re: 2014 painting of Nick Toop
« Last post by endi on Yesterday at 16:31 »
in EP format, attrubite mode, unique palette per raster line :)
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Hall of Fame / 2014 painting of Nick Toop
« Last post by BruceTanner on Yesterday at 16:02 »
Photos of Nick Toop (of Nick chip fame) are rare, but I've just come across this 2014 picture painted by his daughter! ~30 years older than I remember him!

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The text alongside it reads:

"In the late 1970s, my father designed the hardware of the first Acorn microcomputer for home use. It was a breakthrough in home technology at the time.

For some years, he worked alongside Clive Sinclair and Christopher Curry, who are considered to be the founders of the Cambridge microcomputer revolution (Often referred to as 'The Cambridge Phenomenon').

In 2009, the BBC filmed a one off drama entitled 'Micro Men' which explored the rivalry between Sinclair and Curry during the rise of the British home computer market during the 1970s and 80s.

As well as working on the Acorn microcomputer, Nick Toop has also designed the hardware of a world champion commercial chess machine - the Scisys Y5, and the hardware and graphics chip of the Elan Enterprise microcomputer.

While I definitely don't inherit any of my father's scientific and mathematical skills, we do have creativity in common. I painted him because I wanted to capture the man I know, but also to celebrate all his achievements. I am very proud to know him.
"

From http://heloisetoop.com/artwork/3390191_Nick_Toop_Micro_Man.html - I've copied and pasted to EnterpriseForever in case it ever disappears from heloisetoop.com, all copyright etc belongs to Heloise Toop.
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Hardver / Re: DAVE
« Last post by szipucsu on Yesterday at 15:58 »
a dave névről valamiért mindig azt hittem hogy éneklést vagy ilyesmit jelent
Én úgy tudtam megjegyezni, hogy a Dave a hangchip, a Nick pedig a video chip, hogy a Dave szóban hosszabban kell ejteni a magánhangzót (pontosabban az kettőshangzó, de ez most itt mindegy), melyet az "a" betű jelöl, a Nick szóban pedig az "i" röviden ejtendő. Ezért a Dave szó "zenésebb".

Dave-ről nem tudni semmit? Nincs róla valami nyom az Interneten, mivel foglalkozhat most, el lehet-e érni, stb.?
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Hardver / Re: DAVE
« Last post by gflorez on Yesterday at 15:44 »
A mai hipsters megirigyelné hogy bajusz....

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Today hipsters would envy that moustache....
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Hardver / Re: DAVE
« Last post by BruceTanner on Yesterday at 15:21 »
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Hardver / Re: DAVE
« Last post by endi on Yesterday at 15:01 »
Ezt komolyan csak most nézted meg? :shock:
A készítője Dave Woodfield, innen a név. (Ahogy a Nick pedig a Nick Troop-ból jön)

az tudom! csak azt hittem hogy maga a név jelentéssel bír, és valamiért hogy énekléssel kapcsolatos :)
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Hardver / Re: DAVE
« Last post by Zozosoft on Yesterday at 14:54 »
a dave névről valamiért mindig azt hittem hogy éneklést vagy ilyesmit jelent, vagy abból származik a szó. persze biztos azért mert ep-n ez a hang csip :D
aztán most utána néztem a dávid névből került az angolba
Ezt komolyan csak most nézted meg? :shock:
A készítője Dave Woodfield, innen a név. (Ahogy a Nick pedig a Nick Troop-ból jön)
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